Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. PaulMan

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    Change of plans, not going to Ft Belvoir NRMC, at least not yet - instead I started my new contract in downtown DC today. Not too bad, I guess. Taking the Orange Line into Federal Triangle from Vienna.

    Good thing my company says they'll pay my Metro SmartTrip costs...$15.45 per day adds up quickly!
     
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  2. Topaz

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    Welcome to the family!

    If my elbow can take it...I'm pretty sure yours can too! Though I don't use poly.
     
  3. T_Mo820

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    Hey guys! I'm fairly new to this forum since I just came out to DC a few months ago. I'm a 3.5-4.0 player. I played all 4 years high school singles (1 year of doubles) and 4 years of Travel team tennis in undergrad. Anyone want to hit? I live in the district.
     
  4. JRstriker12

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    I may see you one morning. I have to put up with the orange line every day.
     
  5. JRstriker12

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    I'm sure there are a few people here down for a hit.

    I would usually be one of them, but the new additions to my family have me tied down for a bit.
     
  6. zapvor

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    where in dc?
     
  7. coolblue123

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    cool. another person that can join JRStriker and I for lunch! More and More sounds like Metro Center will be the lunch spot from now on.

    JRStriker: Did u meet up with monkey for lunch you were telling me about?
     
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  9. tennismonkey

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    *yawn*

    i'm out of tennis action for prolly a week or so. i sliced my hand with the razor sharp top from a tennis ball can over the weekend. i had left the top in my tennis bag and forgot about it. nice inch long deep cut in my playing hand. can i sue the tennis ball can manufacturers? shouldn't they have a warning label? if i win will people hate me because balls will cost $10 a can?

    more importantly - what's for lunch folks?
     
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    I thought it was only 14 bucks for an all day pass. And 28 day pass are 230 which turns out to be like 8.25 a day. Take the weeknds out and its like 11 bucks. So I could see if you are only going a3 or 4 days a week to just hook up the daily pass.

    That sounds like a ton a moneythough though to ride a train. But I guess gas and time and parking costs more than that a day?

    Thats why I like the country
     
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    How do you know the regular refs get that play right? Thats a once in a lifetime event. And why is that packer guy trying to catch it? Why doesnt he knock it down like they are told 1000 tinmes to do on hail marys? When was tates left hadn on the football? Simultaneous posseion goes the the reciever. You can catch a ball with one hand. They never call intererefnce on those plays so rule that out. That play is closer to bang bang than it appears. I dont think that is that blantant of a mess up by the refs.

    And I dont think the regular guys would have done any better on that specific play.
     
  14. PaulMan

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    Yeah those rates you quoted are correct. My $15.45 total is from $5.35 each way plus $4.75 all day parking at the Vienna station. It is a lot of money, out of pocket, if not re-imbursed ~$310/month.

    Driving in and finding a place to park all day is crazy and even more expensive!

    Also, yay for single line tracking this morning due "hanging wires" - NOT!!! :evil:
     
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  15. tennismonkey

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    hw -- i agree that jennings was uber dumb for not batting that ball straight down. we see it all the time in this situation -- why are defenders trying to catch that ball? padding their stats? do they get a bonus for interceptions?

    on that specific play - the regular refs probably come to the same conclusion. but it likely comes sooner and with more conviction. plus all the other calls in the game are faster. and they might call pass interference when tight ends get tackled.

    the real effect of these replacement refs has to be gambling. who's betting on games with these refs?
     
  16. tennismonkey

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    paulman -- that works out to about six racquets a month you are not able to buy and demo. that's a travesty. you could probably make that up by not feeding your kids dinner. just two square meals a day.
     
  17. sapient007

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    i've started the replacement refs as D for my fantasy lineup next week..
     
  18. PaulMan

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    Yeah for sure tm! Again, thankfully my company says they're paying the Metro costs. We'll see how good their word is when they get the bill from me! haha
     
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    All I know is that for the past two weeks, I noticed these corelations:
    - Dogs are winning mostly
    - Games are usually under
    - When Home Teams are fav's they mostly loses.

    Sorry to hear about your hand. Can you hit with your left hand? =)
     
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  20. JRstriker12

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    Nah, we never got it together.... got to make it happen sometime.
     
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    Say what....?

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  22. tennismonkey

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    lol. i didn't cut it trying to make guacamole. but it's silly that tennis can tops are razor sharp. in my lifetime i probably have cut my fingers a dozen times or so playing tennis. i have never cut myself making guacamole.
     
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    nice find sapient. i lol'd. if HW had a sweet stache like this guy - they could be brothers.
     
  25. zapvor

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    those metal tops are deadly. one time i saw a guy basically saw his hand wide open no amount of bandage was holding the red seeped right through like a river.......and he went right back to keep playing
     
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    I was in clinical. No lunch!!!

    AQ, I totally forgot to stop at Ikea! D'oh! I'll be there next Tuesday!

    TM, perhaps you should get an adult to open those tennis ball cans for you?
     
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    I think tmonk has taken his slice's to a new level.
     
  29. TheJRK

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    You could say his backhand is a cut above the rest.
     
  30. tennismonkey

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    i am getting a KICK out of all these comments. hahaha.

    ok. i don't know how to construct a proper pun. but i'm sure there's a youtube video that will teach me.

    what's for lunch people?

    also there is a chance topaz and i can team up in dubs. team monkeyspaz.
     
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    No way. is that a real license plate?
     
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    what's
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    lunch
     
  36. Topaz

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    I like the sound of that!!!
     
  37. sapient007

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    i'm glad topaz made it through the interview to team up with TM..




    in case anyone else is wondering, he's still holding interviews in his office





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    Whenever Sappy posts a picture I see this.

    X


    Except it is red.
     
  40. sapient007

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    JRK:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLHU-_OhT8g&feature=youtu.be

    BF3 talk here. jumping out in the open, down hill, to draw front facing fire for your team is just stupid.
    1. you don't know how many guns have you pinned
    2. you are a sitting duck if wounded making your team weaker.

    i'd jump, shoot, crotch combo all the way to the enemy spot and then landmine the fawk out of my position. they'd come for me. i'd knife a couple of them and we'd all blow up. the kill ratio'd be 10/1 until i spawn back on the top of the hill again.
     
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    i want new racquets.
    i liked the Wilson Pro Open's but they hurt my wrist.
    prolly cuz i have a scrawny lil wrists, but i think something
    with lower flex might help.
    maybe i should just remove the lead at 12. dunno.

    maybe i should try the Head ig Speed 18X20, Yonex Ezone 98...etc
     
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    I did not know monkey is into the back room casting business now.
     
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    I did not know monkey is into this business now...
     
  47. sapient007

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    yes, like your reply. he takes 2 interviews.
     
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    Flat Rice Noodles stir fry today. You know you got the recipe right when your kid inhales down 2 bowls and asks for more.

    Sad to announce but I am back to the heavy racquet club again. I've leaded the entire handle of my NYC and leaded on 10/2/6, it went from 10.7 to 12.8 oz. Can't wait to play with it. Ankle is so darn sore nowadays. Good that I still have a backup of my original setup. If this doesn't get me plow, nothing will.
     
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    i don't get it. it's just a hamburger with bbq sauce.

    CB they sell these racquets that already weigh over 12 ounces. no lead needed. i'm starting to worry you are taking in too much Pb.

    what's for breakfast fools? then we can worry bout lunch.
     

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